Subaru has updated the current Impreza and is announcing the new pricing of the 2017 model year. The new prices were announced for both the sedan and five door version of the compact car.
As with previous generations, every Impreza is equipped standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a boxer engine. Pricing begins just $100 over previous model year at $18,395.
The 2017 Subaru Impreza will be offered in four trim levels: 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, 2.0i Sport and 2.0i Limited when it arrives at Subaru retailers. Models equipped with Subaru’s Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission will arrive late 2016 while 5-speed manual models will be available in early 2017.
The standard equipment 2.0i starts with standard features like a 6.5-inch multimedia touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, power windows with auto up/down on both driver and passenger sides 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, power door locks and side mirrors, multi-function display with fuel economy information, tilt and telescoping steering column, security system with engine immobilizer, carpeted floor mats.
Impreza’s new platform incorporates a redesigned structure with optimized cross sections and highly stiffened joints between sections. The new platform increases rigidity of the unitized body structure by over 70 percent. This comes also with exclusive suspension tuning, 18-inch machine-finish alloy wheels and Active Torque Vectoring.
Sport models are priced from $21,995 and they come equipped, with upgrades over the Impreza Premium that include the Subaru Starlink 8.0-inch Multimedia system, and a new Harman/Kardon premium audio system is available. Keyless Access & Push-Button Start, aluminum pedals, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift handle, and a CVT shift boot round out the Sport’s enhanced standard when equipped with CVT.
The new platform underpinning the 2017 Impreza improves crash energy absorption by 40 percent over present models. It also comes with Eyesight which includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Throttle Management and Lane Departure and Sway Warning. Blind Spot Detection with Lane Keep Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also available. Also new are available Steering Responsive Headlights, which can illuminate curves as the vehicle steers into them, and High Beam Assist, which automatically activates and deactivates the high beam headlamps based on driving conditions. All 2017 Impreza models include, as standard equipment, front seat side impact airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver’s knee airbag.
A revised version of the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Boxer engine gains direct fuel injection and other enhancements to boost performance, which is now 152-hp vs. 148 before.